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Ballard, William : Commonwealth Cause, Caroline County

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Acts of 1829 page 25th Virginia: Circuit Superior Court of Law & Chancery for Caroline County

Caroline County to wit, The Grand Jurors for the body of the County aforesaid upon their oath present, that William Ballard late of the said County, on the 28th day of March 1832 at the County aforesaid & within the jurisdiction of this Court did unlawfully & willfully aid, abet & assist a female slave named Emily the property of John O. Sutton to escape from the possession of her said owner the said John O. Sutton with the intent in so doing to deprive the said John O. Sutton of the use & benefit of the slave Emily: against the form of the statute in such case made & provided & against the Peace & Dignity of the Commonwealth.

John O Sutton yeoman of the County of Caroline prosecuted J. O. Sutton

Circuit Supr. Court Law & Chancery May 10th 1832 James Duval, Thomas Butler, Wm Sutton, Lewis George, Francis W. Scott, Henry Doggett, James Turner, Richard Yarbrough, Geo. L. Graves, Robert Chapman, John O Sutton, John Southworth, Wm. W. Taliaferro, John C Sutton, Thos. C Clayton, Joseph A Richeson, Waller Lewis, Robert Lewis, James Young senr., Benja. F. Bendall, Frandcs V. Sutton sworn as Witnesses to go before the Grand Jury to give evidence

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